Brad Epps

Areas of interest: Catalan Studies – Hispanic Studies – Comparative Literature – Gender Studies – Film Studies.

Brad Epps is a Professor of Spanish, Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Cambridge and Professorial Fellow at King’s College in Cambridge, UK. Previously, he was a Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures as well as a Professor and former Chair of the Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University for over two decades.

Professor Epps has extensive publications on Modern literature, Cinema Studies, Urban Culture and  Gender and Sexuality Studies in Spain, Latin America, Hispanophone Africa, and Catalonia. He is the author of Significant Violence: Oppression and Resistance in the Narratives of Juan Goytisolo (1996), and co-editor of Passing Lines: Immigration and Sexuality (with Bill Johnson-González and Keja Valens, 2005), and All About Almodóvar: A Passion for Cinema (with Despina Kakoudaki, 2009). He has also edited a special issue of the Catalan Review on Barcelona and modernity and a special issue of GLQ (with Jonathan Katz) on Monique Wittig.

Prof. Epps has extensively studied literary and cultural relationships between Catalonia and Spain and his contributions to the field of Iberian Studies encompass topics such as cinema in the Iberian Peninsula; Spain and Africa; the correspondence between Miguel de Unamuno and Joan Maragall; the study of modernity, gender, and coloniality in Carmen de Burgos’ and Aurora Bertrana’s travel writings, and the study of Benet, Goytisolo, and Galdós from a comparative perspective, among others. Especially relevant is his book Spain Beyond Spain: Modernity, Literary History, and National Identity (co-edited with Luis Fernández Cifuentes, 2005), which investigated the shift in Spanish literary history and suggested a more flexible and less exclusive approach to Iberian literature. More information: Institutional website   Brad Epps’ publications in the IStReS database:
Epps, Brad. 2000. ‘Writing in Accesible Language: Benet, Goytisolo, Galdós’. Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 34 (2): 351–90.
———. 2005. ‘Between Europe and Africa: Modernity, Race, and Nationality in the Correspondence of Miguel de Unamuno and Joan Maragall’. Anales de La Literatura Española Contemporánea, ALEC 30 (1–2): 97–132.
———. 2011. ‘Los avatares de la evidencia en Morts a la Plaça de Catalunya de Agustí Centelles y Contraataque de Ramón J. Sender’. In Miradas sobre España, edited by Facundo Tomás Ferré, Isabel Justo, and Sofía Barrón, 115–44. Teoría e Historia de las Artes. Barcelona: Anthropos.
———. 2017. ‘(Inter)National Spectres: Cinema in Mid-Twentieth-Century Iberia’. In The Routledge Companion to Iberian Studies, edited by Javier Muñoz-Basols, Laura Lonsdale, and Manuel Delgado, 516–27. London / New York: Routledge.
Epps, Brad, and Luis Fernández Cifuentes, eds. 2005. Spain beyond Spain: Modernity, Literary History, and National Identity. Lewisburg [PA]: Bucknell University Press.